A trio of country rebels have been added to the 48th annual CMA Awards. Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Kacey Musgraves are on the bill for the November 5th broadcast, the Country Music Association reveals exclusively to Rolling Stone Country.
Church has four nominations going into the show, including Male Vocalist, Album of the Year for The Outsiders, plus Single and Song of the Year for “Give Me Back My Hometown.” He was 2012’s CMA Album winner for Chief.
Florida Georgia Line are the reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year and are up for that honor again this year. Musgraves is the reigning New Artist winner and has three nods this year: Female Vocalist, Song and Video of the Year, for “Follow Your Arrow.”
Miranda Lambert leads the pack of 2014 nominees with nine nods. Winners are determined by the nearly 6,000 members of the CMA — mostly music-industry professionals, ranging from record label executives to musicians to music journalists. Voting ends October 27th.
Hosted for the seventh consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the 2014 CMA Awards will also feature performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Paisley, Blake Shelton, the Band Perry, Underwood and Keith Urban. The show airs live November 5th at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.